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Beaverton City Council passes ordinance to ban camping on streets, sidewalks

Beaverton City Council on June 12, 2018 - KATU photo

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Beaverton City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night to ban camping on city streets.

The ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote.

The ordinance doesn’t just apply to streets, it also applies to right-of-way areas, like sidewalks.

The ordinance amends Beaverton Code Chapter 5. It begins July 12.

Violators will be given 72-hours to move. After that, they could face a $100 fine or up to 30 days in jail.

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